Deaths in History in 1926

  • Jan 12 Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864)

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Jan 21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jan 23 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
  • Jan 28 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, dies at 82
  • Feb 2 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
  • Feb 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (liquid helium, Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • Mar 1 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • Mar 16 Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog
  • Mar 26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • Apr 6 Giovanni Amendola, antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • Apr 9 Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer famous for his tapered head, dies at about 83

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Apr 11 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, dies of gastrointestinal complications at 77

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank
  • Apr 19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies
  • Apr 25 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • May 1 Nicolaus Adriani, translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • May 3 Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • May 9 J. M. Dent, British publisher, dies
  • May 13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate and the fourth vicar apostolic of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Hawaiian Islands, dies at 68
  • May 15 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies
  • May 16 Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies
  • May 21 Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • May 25 Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • May 26 S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • May 27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • May 30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • Jun 4 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies
  • Jun 10 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • Jun 14 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • Jun 23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Jun 25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • Jun 26 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies
  • Jul 2 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • Jul 4 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)

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Jul 11 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Jul 20 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB), dies at 48
  • Aug 1 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • Aug 14 John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • Aug 22 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92

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Aug 23 Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Sep 5 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • Sep 14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • Sep 16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • Sep 17 August Sauer, Austrian literature historian (Euphorion), dies at 70
  • Sep 21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • Oct 7 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist who developed a classification system for mental illness, dies at 70
  • Oct 13 Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philological and writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
  • Oct 22 Jules Van de Hill, Belgian lawyer/politician, dies

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Oct 31 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini

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Nov 3 Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Nov 17 Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62)
  • Nov 26 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
  • Dec 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)

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Dec 5 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Dec 6 Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
  • Dec 10 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • Dec 12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Yoshihito [Taishō], 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47